An evaluation of micro and macro based diversity combining for wearable communications

Seong Ki Yoo, Simon Cotton

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Abstract

The performance of micro- and macro-diversity based combining for indoor wearable communications at 5.8 GHz has been empirically evaluated using diversity gain. The virtual diversity system utilized four spatially separated base stations, with each of the base stations availing of two micro-diversity branches. To combine the received signal power, we considered maximum ratio combining (MRC) at the micro-level (i.e. at each base station), while pure selection combining (PSC) was used at the macro-level to switch between the best performing base stations. Two different wearable positions were considered, namely the front central-chest and right wrist regions. It was found that using macro-diversity in isolation continuously realized a greater diversity gain than that offered by micro-diversity. Moreover, using cascaded MRC and PSC stages provided worthwhile signal improvements, with up to 14.6 dB of diversity gain achievable.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
PublisherIEEE
Pages1405-1406
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632840
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Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting - San Diego, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
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Conference2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period9/07/1714/07/17
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Keywords

  • Diversity Reception
  • Base Statino
  • Fading Channels
  • Indoor Communication
  • Micro Diversity
  • Macro Diversity

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Yoo, S. K., & Cotton, S. (2017). An evaluation of micro and macro based diversity combining for wearable communications. In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting (pp. 1405-1406). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/apusncursinrsm.2017.8072745

An evaluation of micro and macro based diversity combining for wearable communications. / Yoo, Seong Ki; Cotton, Simon.

2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. IEEE, 2017. p. 1405-1406.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Yoo, SK & Cotton, S 2017, An evaluation of micro and macro based diversity combining for wearable communications. in 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. IEEE, pp. 1405-1406, 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, San Diego, United States, 9/07/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/apusncursinrsm.2017.8072745
Yoo SK, Cotton S. An evaluation of micro and macro based diversity combining for wearable communications. In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. IEEE. 2017. p. 1405-1406 https://doi.org/10.1109/apusncursinrsm.2017.8072745
Yoo, Seong Ki ; Cotton, Simon. / An evaluation of micro and macro based diversity combining for wearable communications. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. IEEE, 2017. pp. 1405-1406
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